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Friends of North Saanich Parks 

Invasive Plant Removal Events 

Friends of North Saanich Parks is a group dedicated to sustaining the ecosystems in North Saanich Parks.


What are we talking about?

Invasive plant species are taking over our natural ecosystems and limiting biodiversity in North Saanich. We are removing invasive plants to give native plants space to thrive and repair the ecosystems in North Saanich parks.

Invasive plant species are non-native species that quickly and aggressively take over native species and their natural ecosystems. They can cause harm to humans and animals.

Native species are natural occurring plant species to an area, that have evolved there or arrived through natural processes. They become established without human assistance. They play an important role in the biodiversity in the forests.

Our mission is to create stewardships for each park in North Saanich. There are 24 parks in North Saanich in need of restoring. We are removing invasive plant species out of these parks while building relationships within the community.

We hope to remove all the invasive plant species out of a series of parks per year as well as support the development of stewardships for these parks.

We have removed 99% of the invasive species from RO Bull Park. In response, the numbers of Trilliums has increased almost 10 times!

In Lillian Hoffar Park, we have removed about 80% of the Daphne and we are hard at work removing ivy and Himalayan blackberry.

Our youth program is primarily centered on Lillian Hoffar Park and Denham Till Park respectively. We also had the 10th Tsartlip scouts work in Quarry Park. We appreciate the help of all youth in our parks.

The invasive plant species in North Saanich Parks are decreasing biodiversity, suffocating native species and negatively impacting the ecosystem and its soils. Let's work together to remove invasive plants out of our North Saanich parks and help the forests return to their natural state.

Welcome to our Team!

Sharon Hope: Executive Director
Janine Morris: Treasurer
Anne Zerrath: Vice President of Operations
Kathie Black: Secretary
Joy Douglas: Director at Large
Marjorie Garside: Member at Large
Ashlee Scanlon co-founder: Emeritus Standing

Park Stewards:
Tara Bowler, Tom Richards, Adam Deas, Mark Brownlie, Clare Shaw, Christine Richards, Al Michel

Parks We Work In:
Gulf View, Quarry Park, RO Bull Park, Lillian Hoffar Park, Denham Till Park, Green Park, Nymph Point Park


Thank you so much for your interest!!!

Thank you for your Support !

Alexander's Coffee (in Sidney)
Clyde Snobelen Landscaping Ltd
Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
Staples (on Blanchard St.)
Monk Office (in Sidney)
Hughesman Morris Chartered Accountants

We appreciate all your donations, efforts and support!


Sharon Hope 
Phone: 250-655-1062